This week we welcome Dr. Shermin de Silva, the founder and President of Trunks and Leaves. Dr. de Silva is an expert in Asian elephant conservation. We discuss many of the issues facing elephants in Asia. It is a fascinating look at how Asian elephant conservation differs from African elephant conservation. We also discuss many differences between African and Asian elephants and how that can influence their futures.
Dr. de Silva also asked us to share this as she said:
In 2005, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Shermin de Silva returned to her home country of Sri Lanka hoping to study the animals that she had grown up taking for granted: Asian elephants.